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Christmas Shadow Box with a Trees on Cars Theme

This DIY Christmas shadow box is a fun and festive way to decorate! It incorporates one of the season’s most popular trends: trees on cars.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to do this project. It’s mostly assembly as opposed to actual crafting.

Christmas Shadow Box with a Trees on Cars Theme

Snow globes are always so festive at Christmastime, so I thought I’d try taking the same idea a bit bigger with a shadow box. I also incorporated one of the season’s most popular trends: Christmas trees on cars.

The result is a fun little decor item . . . a DIY Christmas shadow box . . . and it’ll only take a few minutes to make! I love that this decoration goes with a variety of decor: modern, farmhouse, rustic, and more.

Black shadow box, two red cars, and mini brush tress

You can also get a lot of these supplies from the dollar store, making this craft an inexpensive way to decorate for the holidays.

DIY Christmas Shadow Box

Gather These Supplies

  • Shadow box {available in the frame section of craft stores or IKEA as well as Dollar Tree}
  • Cardstock – one piece of black
  • Two red Matchbox cars
  • Bottle brush trees
  • Snow, etc. for a wintery scene
  • Black paper or cardstock
  • White paint pen
  • Baker’s twine
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
Tie a bottle brush tree to the top of a red car

The shadow box needs to be deep enough to accommodate a toy car as well as the backing and glass.

Cut a length of baker’s twine using the scissors. Place a bottle brush tree on top of the car with a dab of hot glue. Let cool and then tie the twine around the car and tree.

You can remove the bottom/base of the bottle brush tree if you like to put on the top of the car. You can use scissors or just pull the base off.

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Continue by placing the tiny props inside the frame {use a bit of adhesive or glue to hold them in place if necessary} and sprinkle the entire scene with snow.

This DIY Christmas shadow box is a fun take on the festive snow globe trend! It incorporates one of the season's most popular trends: trees on cars.

Using the paint pen, write a message on the black cardstock and replace the frame back. Dot the glass with white paint to look like falling snow if desired.

Then display your Christmas shadow box where ever you need a little extra holiday cheer!

Yield: 1 shadow box

Christmas Shadow Box

This DIY Christmas shadow box is a fun and festive way to decorate! It incorporates one of the season's most popular trends: trees on cars. 

Learn how to make a Christmas shadow box using dollar store supplies. Perfect for a holiday mantel or display.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $6

Materials

  • Shadow box
  • Cardstock - one piece of black
  • Two red Matchbox cars
  • Bottle brush trees
  • Snow, etc. for a wintery scene
  • Black paper or cardstock
  • Baker's twine

Tools

  • White paint pen
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Choose a shadow box deep enough to accommodate a toy car as well as the backing and glass.
  2. Cut a length of baker's twine using the scissors. Place a bottle brush tree on top of the car with a dab of hot glue.
  3. Let cool and then tie the twine around the car and tree.
  4. Continue by placing props inside the frame using a dab of hot glue if necessary.
  5. Sprinkle the entire scene with snow.
  6. Cut the cardstock to fit the back of the frame. Write a winter message with a paint pen and replace the back.
  7. Dot the front of the glass with the paint pen to look like snow and display.

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For another fun Christmas decoration that goes with a variety of decor, learn how to make a wooden DIY nativity set:

This DIY nativity set with wood peg dolls is budget friendly and not too kitschy. If you love modern, this set is for you!

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Paige

Tuesday 22nd of December 2015

Such a cute shadow box!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/